Ron Uchman’s Hawthorne analysis for Friday, November 19th
4-DREAM KEEPER figures to display far better speed with the stretch in distance. He only beat a couple of others when making his local debut but he was bumped hard and probably knocked off his game. Loved the bullet drill since that race. Not sure this is an easier field but, with a clean trip he should get the job done. 1-BRAVO BRAVO simply dominated in his last to score his maiden win. However, that race took place 11 months ago. But, he’s been training well for his return and he races for one of the hottest barns here. Could win right back. 7-PATS PROPERTY is an interesting runner. He’s making his first start for this barn after racing for Brad Cox for his first few races. He’s been training well lately. Might be worth a second look.
10-CONVICT PIKE can run them down. He already has a win on “soft” turf at the meet. He’s taking on better here but he has had plenty of success versus better and he does appear to be on top of his game. Not every turf runner handles softer turf well but 4-PACKED HOUSE seems to thrive on it. He was trounced in his last race here, originally scheduled for turf but switched to a “good” dirt surface, but he had been in good form prior. He possesses good speed and has the right rider to utilize it. Could be right there every step of the way. 3-ANDREAS was claimed from last. He had been in good form prior to the claim and moves into a barn that claims many horses and often does well with them at first asking. 9-MEMORY BANK had good races at this level over the summer. He’s another that got claimed from his last start. He likes to come on late and there should be plenty of speed to set things up for him.
3-MAJESTIC JOHN’S beat only one in his first start of the meet but he was coming off a lengthy layoff and racing in a route, all while meeting better. Drops and tuns back in distance. He finished a strong third the last time he raced at this level. Could do better than that this time. 7-W W TRAFALGAR looks like the best of the speed. He hasn’t raced in over two months and hasn’t been working often but this barn brings them ready to run. 9-JIMMIE T scored the second victory of his career in his last race. He’s taking on somewhat better in this race but good form could carry the day.
9-MISS HIGH N MIGHTY drops sharply, turns back in distance, and moves back to the main track. She tired badly in all her starts but that shouldn’t be a problem at this level and distance. 5-H LEAH is in good current form. She’s shown some ability both on and off the pace. 8-LAURA N LUKAS finished third in four of her last five starts. She is making her 29th start as a maiden but maybe this will be her day. 3-VALERIS VALESKI owns competitive speed. She led for most of last and held on to finish second. Could give top choice a run for the money on the front end.
10-PRESENT OF HERO was overmatched in her first two races this meet but she’s dropping to take on easier company. She finished fourth in both those local races but she’s been competitive most times she faces company similar to this. Could wake up with the drop. 4-KIMBERLY FRANCES came from far back to win last going away, beating many of the runners in this field. She was heavily favored to win that race and will likely get most of the action again today. Could get a similar trip with a similar result. 5-BE AUTHENTIC finished second in her last three races. She was beaten by five lengths by Kimberly Frances in last but beat that rival by a couple in their previous start. 6-LION LOVE won only four of her 43 races but she finished in the money 25 times. She’s another that has been in good form. Should be considered, at least in the gimmicks.
1-RIDE RICHIE RIDE is eligible to meet easier but he was an impressive winner in his last start and, as the only real speed in here, it’s possible that he’ll secure the lead even quicker today. He showed no signs of running out of gas in that last race so doubt if the extra distance of this contest will compromise his chances. 3-Z U SOON finished far back in his last start but that race was contested in the slop. He managed to run down top choice in their prior start. He’s been in good form for most of the year. Could run by them all again. 7-GITA’S LAD figures. He’s been off since June and he wasn’t in the best of form before that layoff but he’s been training well for a barn that wins with a high percentage of those racing fresh. Five of his six wins were earned on this track. Could add another score to that record.
9-DANVILLE just missed in his last two races. He just missed catching Go For Sherrie two races back and got nipped at the wire by River Cactus in last. He’ll be facing those two foes today, as well as some other talented rivals, but he is the one they are going to have to beat. 7-RIVER CACTUS was able to grind out the victory in last, just edging top choice late. He did finish behind that rival in his previous start. Most of his career success came on this track. Can add to it here. 2-GO FOR SHERRIE was pulled up in last race after stumbling and getting off to a terrible start in last at Churchill but he walked off the track under his own power. He is among the quickest members of this field and is capable of leading this from start to finish.
Going for the upset with 2-LONG STATION. He only finished fifth in his first start of the meet but he was closing well late in a race that was too short for him. Plus, he was coming off a layoff. Stretches out slightly for this. He has 11 wins at this distance. He was facing and beating much tougher here this spring. Could awaken. 10-TALE OF THE NILE could be tough in this spot. He has been finishing with good energy, finishing in the money in both local starts. Could earn his first Hawthorne win today. 7-HIGH HERO tends to run out of gas late but he’s probably the most consistent speed. Could have enough left late to finish in the money.
SIMULCASTING FOR: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2021
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Post Time: Noon
1st 6 Flower Moon 4 Tap The Line 2 Dalida
2nd 6 Devil’s Tower 3 Sir Giannia 1 Cypriano
3rd 4 Feast 6 Freudian Fate 2 Rob The Rich
4th 1 Wild Appeal 7 Ridgepointe 2 Boneyardhollar
5th 2 Jack’s Advantage 10 Distorted Ransom 9 Mine My Time
6th 9 Guajira 1 Spanish Idol 8 Santa Elena
7th 10 Rocket Dawg 2 Southern Empire 7 Grantham
8th 5 Demogorgon 1 Leddy 7 Red Label
9th 2 Mahoney Road 1 Bon Bueno 6 Verbier
Post Time: 5:20 pm
1st P 2 Bruce’s Magic 9 Cecil Casanova 1 Pirates Alley
2nd T 1 Crossfit Mouse 7 Mushana 6 Innisfallen
3rd T 10 Scirocco Patrick 9 Life Well Lived 8 Cimeronken
4th P 5 Shamma Lamma 2 Bank Sea 3 Superior Raven
5th P 6 Takeittotheface 4 Fernado 9 Gaius Crastinus
6th P 1 Morning Has Broken 8 Exrilla Hanover 5 Beyond Words N
7th T 5 Beautifulcolibri It 1 Tokyo Seelster 4 Melania
8th P 10 Norman’s Madeline 6 Lily Grace 1 Streak The Lawn
9th T 6 Max 7 Rich And Miserable 5 Stormont Ventnor
10th P 4 She’s Nun Bettor N 5 Karma Seelster 6 Priceless
11th P 3 Western Showgirl 5 P L Notorious 8 Lookatmyart
12th T 7 JL Cruze 6 Dunbar Hall 5 Gotwuteverittakes
13th P 5 Rockin Rambaran 4 Rockin Indy 10 Let’sflytogether N
14th P 3 Soho Chelsea A 5 Chicken Nugget 1 Bungalow Bill N
Post Time: 6:00 pm
1st T 9 Buzz 7 Rydgemont Son N 4 Meadowbranch Noble
2nd P 1 Lady Akila 5 Just Call Me Song 6 Docs Delight
3rd T 10 Mystic 9 Emerald Wings 4 Urntrouble Hanover
4th P 3 Docs Harmony 7 Custard Lite 8 Nectar
5th P 4 Take A Gamble 5 Control Heaven 6 Flash Cube
6th P 5 Western Wish 2 Bestseller Hanover 1 Snow Shark
7th T 10 Nothing But Muscle 9 Victor Invictus 8 Wishyoudtellme
8th P 9 Realization 3 Nice Kitty Hanover 1 Trafalgar
9th P 3 Cousin Mary 5 Mia Culpa 8 Twin B Spires
10th P 3 Best Head West 6 Ahoy 7 Share The Moment